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Gauff reaches Berlin Open quarter-final

Coco Gauff has reached her first grass-court quarter-final by beating Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu 6-0 6-4 at the Berlin Open.

The American 18-year-old, who reached her first grand slam final at the French Open on clay earlier this month, cruised through the first set on Thursday but then had to come from a break down in the second.

Gauff, who’s beginning to fulfil the expectations she’s faced ever since making the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019 as a 15-year-old, will next face Karolina Pliskova, who reached the final at the All England Club last year.

Top-seeded Ons Jabeur saved a set point in the second-set tiebreaker before converting her fifth match point to beat qualifier Alycia Parks 6-2 7-6 (10-8).

Veronika Kudermetova overcame a disappointing second set to beat defending champion Liudmila Samsonova 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 and clinch the last quarter-final spot.

Kudermetova had led 4-0 in the second set and then held a match point in the 10th game before Samsonova rallied.

Kudermetova will face No. 8 seed Belinda Bencic, the Olympic champion, who beat Anna Kalinskaya 6-4 1-6 6-1.

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